"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Or do you propose we eliminate differences for age in the standards too? Should that 40 year old chief have to meet the same standard as the 18 year old? Are you seeing how illogical your position is yet?
If a woman cannot pass the same physical standards as the men, they should not be in that MOS , period.
No Lives Matter
Here's another article about lowering military standards for all recruits:
Military Lowers Standards To Fill Ranks
The Army Is Taking Chances On Recruits With Rap Sheets
Army tops recruit goal by lowering standards
Army relaxes its standards to fill ranks
Critics say push to meet quotas may let unstable recruits join up
The Dumbing-Down of the U.S. Army
So.... you all can drop the argument that the military will have to lower its standards to permit women to serve on submarines. Military recruitment standards were lowered years ago.
Wait a minute, you cannot have it both ways. You want some people to have to meet your new arbitrary standards, but not others, based on who you are comfortable around.My position is not, as age is not part of this. That is a completely different subject. This is about females being able to do the same job as a man where physical strength and endurance make a huge difference.
You are the one who suggested that it was hard enough to keep a watchstander awake, how could we expect to keep the watchstanders who are attracted to each other from going at it right there while on watch. I certainly worked with a lot more professional personnel than you if you actually believe that two personnel who attracted to each other and horny are more likely to sleep together than they are to fall asleep on watch when they haven't had enough sleep. Staying awake after not sleeping for 2 days is hard and requires a considerable effort to achieve. Having sex requires an absolute effort to perform. It is deliberate act, unless you want to claim that uniforms can accidentally fall off while on watch, and they just happened to get close enough for it to slip in? Big difference between falling asleep on watch and having sex on watch. Sleep is a necessity of each individual's survival. Sex, although even I would admit, is very important to most people, is not a necessity for an individual's survival, and is therefore completely controllable as to when it occurs and the situations in which it occurs and can be put off long enough to not be on watch.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
No Lives Matter
When the military began lowering recruitment standards for our current wars, for things such as education, health, weight, morals, drugs, and criminal records, they were lowered equally for men and for women.
Female recruits did/do not have to meet a different educational standard than male recruits.
Female recruits did/do not have to meet a different health standard than male recruits.
Female recruits did/do not have to meet a different height-to-weight ratio standard than male recruits.
Female recruits did/do not have to meet a different morals standard than male recruits.
Female recruits did/do not have to meet a different drug-use standard than male recruits.
Female recruits did/do not have to meet a different criminal-records standard than male recruits.
The standards were lowered across the board for males and females alike.